Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea
TOKYO (Reuters) - A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.
Firms not bluffing when they threaten to shift away from London- mayor
LONDON (Reuters) - Companies are not bluffing when they threaten to move business from London due to uncertainty over Britain's departure from the European Union, mayor Sadiq Khan said on Monday, adding a transition deal would allow them to make plans more securely.
Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule
MADRID (Reuters) - Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes direct central government rule on the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday.
TAKE A LOOK-Billionaire Babis to be named Czech prime minister after big election win
PRAGUE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Czechs voted to hand power to billionaire businessman Andrej Babis, whose anti-establishment rhetoric has convinced many he can fix the EU country's problems, from graft to transportation.
EU will lose credibility if it tolerates direct rule of Catalonia by Madrid: regional official
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union will lose credibility if it lets Madrid impose direct rule on Catalonia, and only the Catalan people have the right to change the regional institutions, Catalonia's foreign affairs spokesman said on Monday.
Cambodian PM says main opposition party will be dissolved
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Monday it was "a fact" that the main opposition party would be dissolved as he spoke on the anniversary of the peace agreement that established multiparty democracy.
Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, signaled a push towards his long-held goal on Monday but will need to convince a divided public to succeed.
Amid Egypt's anti-gay crackdown, gay dating apps send tips to stop entrapment
BEIRUT, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid an anti-gay crackdown in Egypt since a rainbow flag was hoisted at a Cairo concert, gay dating apps are sending users tips on how to protect themselves from entrapment.
Now talk nice: EU script to help May settle Brexit bill
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Diplomatic theatrics at last week's Brussels summit revealed how European Union leaders will coax British Prime Minister Theresa May over the next two months into parting with tens of billions of euros in return for a post-Brexit trade deal.
Australia examines tougher penalties for white collar crime
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian government is planning to increase penalties and lengthen prison terms for financial crimes in a bid to strengthen the enforcement powers of the corporate regulator following a series of scandals.
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